Detroit, MI 48202
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne seminar on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 2:30 p.m to 3:30 p.m. in the Bernath Auditorium located in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested.
The Water@Wayne Seminar Series presents "Microbiome mediated effects in water quality and environmental health" with Chuanwu Xi, University of Michigan. Dr. Chuanwu Xi is a molecular microbiologist and microbial ecologist. He is currently an associate professor and director of Global Environmental Health in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, executive director of UM-BICI Partnership Program at the University of Michigan, and a Scholar-in-Residence at US FDA. He received a B. Sc. in Biology from Anhui Normal University in 1993, a M.Sc. in Molecular Microbiology from Guangxi University and a Ph. D. in Molecular Microbiology from Catholic University of Leuven.
Microbiome plays a very critical role in maintaining a good health and sustainable environment. In this presentation, I will look into the dynamics of microbiota in urban water cycle and its impact on water microbial quality. Furthermore, I will discuss the microbiome mediated impact of water pollutants on human health using lead contamination as an example.
A short reception will immediately follow the seminar.